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prides itself on having smart readers, and following


(AAPL) - Get Report

earnings report

, they are living up to that reputation.

Of the 1,393 people who responded in

TheStreet's poll

regarding Apple's share price, 499 people, or 35.8% of those surveyed, said they expected Apple would trade $600 or higher following its quarterly numbers.

Apple generated record

second-quarter results,

reporting earnings of $12.30 per share on revenue of $39.2 billion. Analysts polled by

Thomson Reuters

were looking for a profit of $10.04 a share on revenue of $36.81 billion.

More than 30% of readers said they thought Apple's stock would trade between $580-$600 per share following the results. A smaller percentage, 16.7%, were looking for a more modest gain in the $560-$580 range after the shares finished Tuesday's regular session down 2% at $560.28.

Despite Apple having fallen for ten of the past eleven session ahead of Wednesday's rally, just 16.8% of readers believed Apple would fall below $560 per share.

Shares of Apple are leading the


sharply higher, gaining 8.96% to trade at $610.50 on volume of more than 29 million.

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